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August 12, 2011 www.bluesfestivalguide.com Volume # 6  Issue # 31

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Record Label News
Blues Society News
House of Blues Radio Hour
Roots Blues Airplay Charts
Blues Festivals
About Us
Candye Kane : : Sister Vagabond
On her latest release, "Sister Vagabond," Candye Kane once again delivers her heart on a platter. Kane presents a more mature and swinging collection of scorching blues and soul originals, searing with the young Laura Chavez's impressive guitar work. Kane takes us on a journey thru love, heartbreak, rejection and personal empowerment, colored in swampy and soulful earth tones that bring a new twist to old favorites (Brenda Lee's Sweet Nothings) and explore spookier and darker territory (Walkin' Talkin' Haunted House). Laura's guitar work stands out on these performances demonstrating maturity beyond her years. Kane and Chavez are a powerhouse duo to reckon with, exhibiting feminist strength and power in bucketfuls.
King King featuring Alan Nimmo : : Take My Hand
King King's debut album. A fresh, powerful new angle on blues rock ....as infectious as it is accomplished; swaggering from Stones-tinged blues rock through throbbing funk to reflective ballad and back.
 
Ever present are Alan Nimmo’s impassioned vocals and intricate guitar work, cohort Lindsay Coulson’s punchy bass, and the made-to-make-you-grin keyboard/piano work of Bennett Holland and Dale Storr. Craig Blundell and Wayne Proctor offer selfless vigour and expertise on drums, whilst Jacquie Williams joins the boys to bring gutsy, soulful backing vocals to several tracks. Intelligent and compelling,Take My Hand overflows with unexpected gems and reaches just the right balance of refinement and juke joint clout.
 
Take My Hand is released on Manhaton Records Hatman 2026


CLASS AXE GUITARS CALABOGIE BLUES & RIBFEST ALLOWING RVS & POPUP TENTS AT FESTIVAL!
 
 
 
 
 
OTTAWA, Ont. (July 11, 2011) – It’s official, Class Axe Guitars Calabogie Blues & Ribfest is now Ontario’s only bluesfest to allow RVs and pop-up tents at their all weekend festival.  From August 12 to the 14th blues fans and ribbers can camp out and stay in the centre of the action all weekend.
 
Weekend tickets and weekend camping tickets are all available online at calabogieblues.com.  A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Blues in Schools and the Renfrew Health Services Village.
 
“This festival is just the beginning, it’s the first annual and we plan to be a part of summers in Calabogie for years to come.  We are proud to be able to stand out in the festival scene with our allowance of RVs and popup tents on site.  It’s going to be exciting!” said Ed Torres, C.E.O. of partner radio station, 101.9 DAWG FM.
 
The event will be complete with a beer garden, sponsored exclusively by Steamwhistle right by the main stage, a kids’ zone with face painting and rides, shopping, freebies and so much more.    
 
Lineup includes:  Kelly Prescott, Anders Drerup, Johnny Max Band, Al Tambay, Chris Antonik, Wild T and the Spirit, Guitar Explosion with Steve Strongman & Paul Deslauriers, Shameless Blues, Al Wood and the Woodsmen, Jesse Greene Band, MonkeyJunk, and headliner David Gogo!
 
 
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT WWW.CALABOGIEBLUES.COM
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Ed Torres                     
101.9 DAWG FM              
613-730-1019                                   

SHAWN PITTMAN: "I'M DONE WITH THE MUSIC BUSINESS"
From his Facebook page:
 
8/9 Sean Pittman: "I'm done with the music business. Thanks to all of you who have given me encouragement and enjoyed the music. I've made 10 records,opened for BB, traveled the world...ready to be a regular guy and going back to get a degree....the thrill is gone with this industry and lifestyle..."
 
5 hours later: "clarification:...I will not be pursuing a career in music
AFTER I have fulfilled my existing obligations!! In other words: the gigs I have left are still on..!!.."
 

DUSK TIL DAWN WILL PAINT THE TOWN!

2011 JUS` BLUES MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS
Contemporary/Traditional Blues Artist
Zac Harmon
 
Contemporary/Traditional Blues Artist Female
Lola
 
Contemporary/Traditional Blues Song Of The Year
Kenny Neal
 
Best Blues & Soul Song Of The Year Male
Latimore - Mr. Right Now
 
Best Blues & Soul Song Of The Year Female
Denise LaSalle - Cheat Receipt
 
Best Blues & Soul Juke Joint Award
CC's Blues Club - Memphis, TN
 
Best Blues & Soul Record Label
BnJ Records
 
Best Blues & Soul Radio Station
WMPR - Jackson, MS - Charles Evers
 
Best Blues & Soul Radio Show
Tyrone Da' Don Davis - American Blues Network
 
New Southern Soul Artist Of The Year - Female
Stephanie Pickett
 
New Southern Soul Artist Of The Year - Male
Lamorris Williams
 
Best Southern Soul Artist Of The Year - Artist Performance - Female
Ms. Jody - The Bop
 
Best Southern Soul Artist Of The Year - Aritist Perforance - Male
Kenne Wayne - Ride It Like A Cowboy
 
Southern Soul Woman Of The Year - Female
Karen Wolfe
 
Southern Soul Man Of The Year - Male
Wilson Meadows
 
Entertainer Of The Year - Female
Ms. Jody
 
Entertainer Of The Year - Male
Bobby Rush
THIS WEEK WITH BUDDY AND HOPKINS
Did you know that I do Custom Comic Strips and Comic Pages as gifts?
Great for "Super" spouses or Anniversary gifts!

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BLUES FESTIVAL IS NO LONGER A SECRET
CAROLYN WONDERLAND BY DAVE ROCCO
 
The Northern California Blues Festival took place in Auburn, California, this past weekend. This festival has seen a variety of venues over several years, but current promoter Jason Haxton planted the show in Auburn Regional Park two years ago, and its sure has found a great home. The venue is roomy, with lots of lawn and ample shade under large oaks.
 
DANIEL CASTRO AND JEFF WATSON BY DAVE ROCCA
 
This two day festival (we attended on Saturday, but it kicks off on Friday evening) has become a wonderful blend of great music, food, and kids activities. A stellar lineup of blues includes appearances by the Soulshakers, Jeff Watson Band with special guests Daniel Castro and Terry Hiatt, the Bay Area Caravan of Allstars, the Dennis Jones Band, Carolyn Wonderland, and Kenny Neal and Family. Musical variety ranged from straight ahead blues to blues-rock to Louisiana swamp blues. In addition, Population 5, a young rock band, opened. There was a little something for everyone, and when it came time for a little stretch, there were plenty of other options available, too. Vendors sold BBQ, fried catfish, gourmet sandwiches, wraps, and assorted desserts, as well a variety of merchandise, and there was even a “Kid’s Zone,” complete with inflatable water rides.
 
DENNIS JONES BY DAVE ROCCA
 
The Northern California Blues Festival is rapidly growing into a “must see” event each summer.
 
 
RONNIE SMITH AND TIA CARROLL BY LYNN LEGOY RBS
 
See ya on the blues highway,
 
Cheryl O’Grady-Yearnshaw

PINETOP PERKINS FOUNDATION EXPANDS THE YOUTH WORKSHOP SERIES FOR 2012
Building off the great success of the first two years, The Pinetop Perkins Foundation plans to expand their workshop offerings next year to include a harmonica master class, along with the piano and guitar workshops. The overall goal of the workshops is to preserve Pinetop's legacy by bringing support and encouragement to young musicians at the beginning of their careers.
 
The 2012 Workshops will be held from June 13 to 15 at the Shack Up Inn and Hopson's Commissary in Clarksdale, Mississippi.   This will be followed by a performance and jam at the world famous Ground Zero blues club in Clarksdale. While the workshops will continue to be available to both "the young and the young at heart," scholarships will be available to youth ages 12-21 only.
 
The harmonica workshop will be led by Gary Allegretto. Winner of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Blues Education from The Blues Foundation, Allegretto has decades of experience performing, recording and especially teaching harmonica to youth around the world. Since 1985, through his nonprofit organization Harmonikids, he has provided music therapy and harmonicas to many thousands of children around the world with a wide range of physical, emotional, and/or economic disadvantages.

 
CLASSIC BLUES VIDEO OF THE WEEK
August 12, 2011
 
Today we have a harmonica battle between Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker (on harp!), Big Walter Horton and Doctor Ross in 1965.
 
  
 

ROBERT CRAY BAND REPLACES AILING GREGG ALLMAN
Hunter, NY - Bluestock is excited to announce the addition of the Robert Cray Band to the festival’s inaugural lineup, following the cancellation of the upcoming Gregg Allman tour.
 
5-time Grammy Award winner and Blues Hall of Fame member, Robert Cray, will bring his own band The Robert Cray Band to the Mountain.  Cray has recorded and shared the stage with the best of the best in the blues world, including Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker and Bluestock’s Sunday night headliner, Buddy Guy, and has sold out venues both small and large with his band.

Upon his doctor's orders, Gregg Allman is unfortunately being forced to cancel his August 26 through September 15 concert dates due to an upper respiratory condition. Treatment is going to involve several days of hospitalization and 4 - 6 weeks of bed rest at home. Allman continues to recover from his successful liver transplant and expects to return to touring in support of his highly acclaimed "Low Country Blues" album in the late fall.
 
Bluestock’s inaugural lineup also includes Buddy Guy, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro & The LRBR (featuring Joe Louis Walker, Deanna Bogart and Rick Estrin), Shemekia Copeland, Tab Benoit, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Shakura S’Aida, Curtis Salgado, Zac Harmon, Bob Margolin & Matt Hill, The Reba Russell Band, Shakura S'Aida, Mitch Woods & Billy Gibson, Moreland & Arbuckle, The Alexis P Suter Band, Trampled Under Foot, Bruce Katz, Albert Cummings, Ty Curtis, Port City Prophets and 2011 International Blues Challenge winner, the Lionel Young Band. 
  
Bluestock will be held at world renowned Hunter Mountain Ski Resort, the home of numerous festivals including Mountain Jam and easily accessible from all over the Northeast. The site is known for its bucolic beauty, natural amphitheater and stage site lines, indoor facilities and delicious gourmet food and beer options. On-site accommodations include camping, condos, cabins and RVs.
Produced by Radio Woodstock and Steve and Jeff Simon Presents, Bluestock 2011 will be a 3-day event with music starting on Friday evening August 26th and ending early Sunday evening August 28th. Weekend tickets and single day Saturday and Sunday tickets are be available at Bluestock.com <http://www.Bluestock.com> . Friday’s performances will be reserved for full-weekend ticket holders only.
 

NEW VIDEO FROM GINA SICILIA!
"Addicted" music video! "Live, from New York, it’s ... Gina Sicilia! No, the talented, charismatic young blues singer from Newtown isn’t performing on “Saturday Night Live.” (Not yet, anyway.) But she did recently shoot a video in Times Square and other New York/North Jersey locations, directed by “SNL” producer Tanya Ryno...
 
 

MUSIC LUMINARIES SIGN ON AS JUDGES FOR THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC)
Tom Waits, Tori Amos, Ozzy Osbourne, My Morning Jacket, Jeff Beck, McCoy Tyner, Duran Duran, And Kelly Clarkson Jo in Music Industry Executives To Select 2011 ISC Winners
 
 
August 9, 2011 - The prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has assembled a distinguished panel of judges for its 2011 competition. With the most high-profile judging panel of any music competition in the world, ISC offers songwriters and artists the unprecedented opportunity to have their music heard by iconic recording artists, as well as many major and indie record label Presidents, A&R executives, producers, music supervisors, and more.
 
Now accepting entries for the 2011 competition, ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among the 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 ( US ) cash and $20,000 in prizes. Open to all levels of songwriters, ISC offers 22 categories that include all genres of popular music. Past winners have included artists from Grammy winners to hobbyist songwriters and everyone in between.
 
For information and enter, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com

CHUCK BERRY IS SIMPLY STATUESQUE
 
UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (AP) — The image is timeless Americana: Chuck Berry hunched over, ready to launch into his famous Duck Walk, picking his Gibson guitar and wailing a song.
 
It's the image captured in the statue of the man considered by many to be the father of rock and roll, dedicated Friday in the University City Loop area of suburban St. Louis.
 
Berry, now 84, still performs monthly at Blueberry Hill, a club and restaurant across the street from the new statue. He spoke only briefly at the dedication ceremony on a sweltering day as hundreds paid tribute to the St. Louis native.

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CANDYE KANE "SISTER VAGABOND"
 
Featuring Laura Chavez and special guests
James Harman, Nathan James, and many more!
 
"A Blues Diva of the 20th century who can liven up any party without shedding a stitch." – People Magazine
 
"This tough cookie wails with a rousing confidence, affirmation of identity, the courage of her convictions and wisdom beyond her years." - Downbeat Magazine
 
"Laura Chavez is not just a rising star. She's already arrived." - Vintage Guitar
 
"A voice that is a natural wonder – like the Grand Canyon." – The Washington Post
 
Candye Kane has been called a survivor, a superhero and the toughest girl alive. They are apt descriptions of the jump blues singer, songwriter and mother of two from East Los Angeles who has earned this moniker the hard way. Nominated for five National Blues Foundation Awards including the 2011 Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year, winner of ten San Diego Music Awards, starring in a sold out stage play about her life, and beating down pancreatic cancer in the last two years, Kane is one tough cookie. She has performed worldwide for presidents and movie stars, but her path to success was not always glamorous or easy.


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"WIN A CRUISE FOR 2 ON THE LEGENDARY RHYTHM AND BLUES CRUISE 2011"
"You can win a cruise for 2 on the 20121 LRBC Blues Cruise!    This special package is valued at $5,000!    Raffle Tickets are only $20 each [FREE shipping and handling], and a maximum of only 500 will be sold!    
 
Our SFBS Store is opened for business and ready to securely take your credit card payments online for Cruise Raffle Tickets.
 
Simply go to www.soflablues.org as you always have in the past, and click on the link on our homepage, where we will gladly accepted credit cards.
 
Raffle tickets may also be purchased anytime, by sending a check for $20 per ticket payable to:
 
SOUTH FLORIDA BLUES SOCIETY 
P.O. BOX  772548
CORAL SPRINGS, FL  33077-2548

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MARCIA BALL:
      
 
This week on the Radio Hour we're exploring the amazing sounds of Marcia Ball.
 
Four great House of Blues Radio Hour Encore Presentations are ready for you on the stream. Last week Elwood took down the house with his Dance Party. You can also hear our recent tribute show with Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, and specials on Canadian Blues. Get comfortable and get listening!
 
More on our radio and video streams can be found here.
 
For a list of stations where you can find House of Blues Radio
 
 
 

 
 
 
 



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Over 500 festivals are listed on the website www.BluesFestivalGuide.com
Donnacona Blues Festival
Tuesday-Sunday, August 9-14
Donnacona, Canada
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Magic City Blues
Thursday-Sunday, August 11-14
Billings, Montana, U.S. 
link
The Cowpie Blues Festival
Friday-Saturday, August 12-13
Alaska, Michigan, U.S.
link
Navasota Blues Fest
Friday-Saturday, August 12-13
Navasota, Texas, U.S.
link
3rd. Annual Riverfront Blues Festival
 
Friday-Saturday, August 12-13
Libby, Montana, U.S.
link
Waukesha BluesFest
Friday-Saturday, August 12-13
Delafield, Wisconsin, U.S.
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Bayfront Blues Festival
Friday-Sunday, August 12-14
Duluth, MN, U.S.
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Class Axe Guitars Calabogie Blues & Ribfest
Friday-Sunday, August 12-14
Calabogie, Ontario, Canada
link
Heritage Music Blues Fest
 
Friday-Sunday, August 12-14
Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.
link
Long Beach Jazz Festival
Friday-Sunday, August 12-14
Long Beach, Ca, U.S.
link
San Jose Jazz Festival
Friday-Sunday, August 12-14
San Jose, California, U.S.
link
Brats Brews & Blues
Saturday, August 13
Klamath Falls, Oregon, U.S.
link
Bronze, Blues and Brews Festival
Saturday, August 13 
Joseph, Oregon, U.S.
link
Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival
Saturday, August 13 
burnaby, bc, Canada
link
Fire On The Mountain ~ Sonora Music Festival
 
Saturday, August 13
Sonora, California, U.S.
link
Big Bull Falls Blues Fest
Friday-Saturday, August 19-20 
Wausau, Wisconsin, U.S.
link
Chenango Blues Festival
Friday-Saturday, August 19-20
Norwich, New York, U.S.
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Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Festival
Friday-Saturday, August 19-20
Madison, Indiana, U.S.
link
2011 Spirit Lake Red, Wine & Bluz Fest
Friday-Saturday, August 19-20
Spirit Lake, Idaho, U.S.
link
Edmonton's Labatt Blues Festival
Friday-Sunday, August 19-21
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
link
White Mountain Boogie & Blues Festival
Friday-Sunday, August 19-21
Thornton, New Hampshire, U.S.
link
Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival
Friday-Sunday, August 19-21
Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
link
Swing
Friday-Sunday, August 19-21
Wespelaar, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
link
Blue Root Jam '11
Saturday, August 20
Gastonia, North Carolina, U.S.
link
Blues, Brew & BB-Q
Saturday, August 20
Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, U.S.
link
Blues N Brews Crown King
Saturday, August 20 
Crown King, Arizona, U.S.
link
Blues 'N' Brews Festival
Saturday, August 20
Westford, MA, U.S.
link
Easterns Bayside Blues and Wine Festival
Saturday, August 20
Essex, Maryland, U.S.
link
Hot August Blues & Roots Festival
Saturday, August 20
Cockeysville, MD, U.S.
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